Common Ailments

Back Pain

Back Pain is one of the most common ailments I see from people attending the clinic and it’s hardly surprising since, according to stats, 90% of all people in the UK will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. I simple love treating back pain because I understand the mechanism and the muscles involved which are at the root of most problems and because feedback from patients is usually so profound (back pain…)


Attempting to do anything whilst being depressed can be a real uphill battle, so the idea of coming for treatment may be even too much to handle, but if you’re reading this then it probably means that you’ve reached the point where enough is enough (depression…)

Frozen Shoulder

When I treat a frozen shoulder, I have four treatment principles in mind: The first is to reduce any apparent swelling. Secondly to increase your range of movement. Third to reduce the levels of pain being experienced and fourth to rehabilitate the joint. Developing a frozen shoulder is usually a major cause of concern worry for anyone unfortunate enough to experience this condition (frozen shoulder…)


Suffering from headaches can be debilitating and cause major restrictions to a normal healthy lifestyle.

There are many different types of headaches that I treat in clinic and you may find that when you are suffering yours are made better or worse by excessive metal activity, overwork, exercising, resting, lying down, sexual activity, pregnancy, particular foods, emotions such as worry, fear, anger or stress, hot or cold weather, wet weather, humidity, a lack of food, and physical pressure. Aside from being uncomfortable any of these triggers will put a restriction on your activities and prevent you from leading normal health lives (headache…)


A good night’s sleep is one of the three pillars of health according to Chinese Medicine. Suffering from insomnia creates misery. When we don’t sleep well we feel exhausted and this in turn affects our ability to cope with life day to day. Our ability to think is compromised and our zest for life disappears. We may end up missing work or having to call in sick, we will look tired and we will age prematurely (insomnia…)


I understand how painful and aggravating sciatica can be, which is why I offer a free spine assessment to help you get you back to your normal pain-free self as quickly as possible.

You no longer need to be losing sleep from this condition, so please call me now on 01273 359 050 to book you appointment (sciatica…)

Sports Injuries

Participating in regular sports or exercise is of great benefit to those that participate. The one drawback is the susceptibility to injury. When such injuries arise, it is of paramount importance to get you back on your feet and exercising again as quickly as possible. Untreated sports injuries usually create complications if left untreated, some of which may not be experienced until later life, (sports injuries…).


Since 90% of all visits to the GP are related to stress, I believe managing your stress levels are not only common but vital in being able to enjoy a rich and fulfilling life.

Manageable amounts of stress can be extremely useful in meeting deadlines and motivating you to achieve something you’d rather be doing something else instead,  (stress…)

More Ailments treated at The Acupuncture Works in Lewes

A comprehensive (but not exhaustive) list of what acupuncture will treat can be found by clicking the link: What will Acupuncture Treat?